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Saratoga #2 Healthiest County in New York

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

In a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Saratoga County is ranked as the second healthiest in New York state. The study looks at factors like smoking, drinking, education, income, food access, and exercise.

In the Saratogian’s coverage of the report in today’s paper (Experts: Host of factors at play in Saratoga County’s high health rank), guess who’s the poster boy for a healthy Saratoga Springs?

That’s right: Yours truly. While running an easy 5-miler a couple days ago in preparation for my marathon relay today (9.2 miles), I saw a woman crouched in the road up ahead with a camera. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was in her way or if she was actually taking pictures of me. Turns out she was photographing me as an example of how healthy Saratogians are.

It was fun to see myself doing what I love in today’s paper — and on the front page of


Good job being healthy, Saratoga County! Keep up the good work and we’ll all live long, healthy lives with minimal impact on the health care system (whatever form it may take in coming years — hopefully one that will benefit all of us, including the currently uninsured millions).


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